Forming Turkey’s Next Government: What are the Implications for Polarization and Policies? 23 juin 2015Posted by Acturca in Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE.
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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) June 23, 2015
Galip Dalay *
Political identities and proximity on significant policy issues will be decisive in the formation of Turkey’s next government. But this process takes place in a highly polarized context, a perilous feature of Turkey’s politics in recent years. The next government should therefore have two primary purposes: reduce the political polarization and facilitate progress on major policy issues. This, in turn, necessitates that the prospective coalition government be made up of parties with significantly different political identities in order to reduce the level of political polarization. They should also have common ground on policy issues.
* Galip Dalay works as a research director at the Al Sharq Forum and is a senior associate fellow on Turkey and Kurdish affairs at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies.
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